Athletes have started arriving for the 6th edition of the Daniel Olukoya Youth and Junior Championships billed for the Sports Complex of the Yaba College of Technology.
In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Communication of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), athletes from participating states and clubs are expected to arrive on Tuesday for screening at the Yaba College of Technology, while the competition proper will hold on Wednesday.
This edition of the championship will be used to select athletes that will represent Nigeria at the IAAF World Junior Championships slated to hold in Poland from July 19 to 24, 2016.
All eyes will be on Raymond Ekevwo who competed in the AFN Golden League in Sapele last weekend. The youngster won Heat 5 of the men’s 100m in a time of 10.56s. It will be interesting to see what he has up his sleeves this time around.
Aniekeme Alphonsus ran slower than her Season’s Best (SB) of 11.34s last weekend, and will be hoping for a better outing in Lagos, considering that she is also setting her sights on qualifying for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio.